Lock 2e is isolated with no towpath access.
"All Ports" descends Lock 2e before entering Bates' Tunnel.
The lock empty and the gates open, the boat moves out ready to pass through Bates' Tunnel.
Looking into the tunnel below Bates and Co. from the landing below Lock 2e.
Looking east through Bates' Tunnel, Huddersfield.
Looking back to Lock 2e.
East of Bates' Tunnel, the canal passes through a new deep channel.
The east end of Bates' Tunnel emerges under Queen Street South Bridge.
Looking back to Queen Street South Bridge, Huddersfield, with the buildings of Bates and Co. behind.
Looking along the deep channel. This channel was dug to lower the level of the canal enough to pass below the premises of Bates and Co. The stanchions are to keep the sides of the channel rigid and prevent and ground subsidence alongside the canal.
Looking along the deep channel from the original towpath level.
My thanks to Tony and Cath of the narrowboat "All Ports" for their assistance to enable me to take some of the photographs on this page.